What’s This Mysterious Chip Inside The iPhone 5 Hiding?

What’s This Mysterious Chip Inside The iPhone 5 Hiding?

Sonny Dickson got his hands on some pictures in which the “mysterious” chip shielding in the front assembly of the iPhone 5 was peeled back.

So what was underneath? The rumored, then discredited, NFC chip? A fingerprint sensor to go along with Apple’s recent, hasty acquisition of Authentec?

Nope, it’s definitely not either of those, but no one still knows for sure. The chances are, though, it’s nothing very exotic, but a required silion to make the new iPhone’s In-Cell touchscreen work.

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  • CrimsonZA

    required “silion”?

  • Steffen Jobbs

    Why is there always a need to find out these things before the actual product is announced? Endless speculation seems to be quite a waste of time.

  • Eric Pelletier

    What about that technology that blocks the camera with IR beams?

  • Tallest_Skil

    Why is there always a need to find out these things before the actual product is announced? Endless speculation seems to be quite a waste of time.

    I know for a fact that you don’t have a clue why these websites of ours exist…

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